Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, QUINSBOROUGH ROAD, INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

Name: O'KELLY, EDMUND (OR EDMOND) WILLIAM
Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, QUINSBOROUGH ROAD, INTERNATIONAL HOTEL
Date: 1861-62
Nature: 'Monster' hotel 'on the most extensive plan of American hotel accommodation', for John Brennan. Near station. 130 (or 180?) bedrooms. Cost £24,000. Begun early 1861. Opened May 1862. (Destroyed by fire, 1974, and demolished.)
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 23 Jan 1861; DB 3, 1 Feb,1 Mar,15 Jun 1861, 412,448,547; 4, 1 Jun 1862, 138; B 19, 23 Feb 1861, 129;  letter from John Brennan, Irish Times, 27 Sep 1862;  Picturesque Guide to Dublin & Wicklow (Ward & Lock, 1879), 153.